Job Opportunities

Legal Director

We are seeking an experienced Legal Director who will be dedicated to NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental justice and human rights. The NMELC Legal Director will be a talented leader with strong litigation and management skills who is committed to social justice and community-focused advocacy. The Legal Director will help build NMELC’s litigation¬† capacity and will help to leverage resources to make a significant impact in environmental justice work across the state of New Mexico.

JOB TITLE: Legal Director

START DATE: April 2021

SALARY: 75k to 92k

REPORTS TO: Executive Director



Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the management team, the Legal Director will be vital in furthering NMELC’s re-envisioning of their work advocating for environmental justice especially frontline communities across New Mexico. The Legal Director will manage a 6-person Legal Departments that includes staff attorneys and a paralegal. The Legal Director will oversee NMELC’s legal strategy and ensure legal services provided to clients and communities are of excellent quality. The Legal Director will also be involved in policy development, advocacy, and larger development/fundraising initiatives that help to support and expand NMELC’s legal services.

Note: NMELC is currently following a remote work plan due to the continued pandemic. Applicants must live in New Mexico and/or be familiar with New Mexico history and culture.

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